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Moscow mall opens for Russian business after big brand exodus

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This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Western fashion brands are conspicuous by their absence at a gleaming new shopping centre on the outskirts of Moscow – and customers say they scarcely miss them. Following......

Macau COVID infections rise as spread extends to medics, police

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People queue for mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Macau, China June 19, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Authorities in the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau are scrambling to contain the city’s biggest coronavirus outbreak since the......

China’s easing COVID curbs spark travel inquiry surge, and caution

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Travellers walk at a terminal hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters) – Online searches for Chinese airline tickets on domestic and international routes surged on Wednesday, after Beijing......

Disney’s board backs CEO Chapek, extends his contract for three years

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek attends the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) board of directors on Tuesday unanimously voted to......

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

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CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know......

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Soars Past $1 Billion, Overtakes ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as the Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year Globally

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LOS ANGELES, June 26 (Variety.com) – Paramount’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. With those ticket sales, the movie has overtaken Disney’s Marvel adventure “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($943 million) as the......

Bargain cruises may hurt Carnival margins

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The Carnival cruise ship Sunrise is seen docked at Miami Port, in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Marco Bello Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp (CCL.N) is expected to report a smaller quarterly......

EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

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People walk past a closed store of the sporting goods retailer Nike at a shopping mall in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS/COPENHAGEN/LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Nike (NKE.N) is making a full exit from Russia three months......

Donald Trump likely no longer in contempt, New York attorney general says

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NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) – Donald Trump is likely no longer in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena in a New York civil probe into the former U.S. president’s business practices, the office of state Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday. In a letter......

Crown Resorts gets conditional nod to open gaming operations in Sydney

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June 22 (Reuters) – New South Wales’ gaming regulator said on Wednesday it has given Crown Resorts (CWN.AX) conditional approval to open its gaming operations at its casino in Sydney, days after its $6.3 billion acquisition by Blackstone Inc (BX.N) received court approval. The Sydney casino, part of a 75-floor......

Philippine tycoon Razon eyes up to $400 mln IPO -sources

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Enrique Razon, businessman and owner of casino operator Bloomberry Resorts, gestures during an interview by reporters after a stockholders’ meeting in Manila June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MANILA, June 21 (Reuters) – Philippine ports and gaming tycoon Enrique Razon is weighing......

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis arrested in Italy on sexual assault charges

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June 20 (Reuters) – Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is under house arrest in southern Italy on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, accusations that the Canadian director denies, his lawyers said on Monday. “Mr Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday with an emergency measure issued by the Brindisi......

Google’s Russian subsidiary submits bankruptcy declaration, Interfax reports

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June 17 (Reuters) – The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google has submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, Interfax reported on Friday, citing court filings online. The subsidiary announced plans to file for bankruptcy in May after authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to pay staff and vendors. read......

Coke bottler Coca-Cola HBC depleting stock in Russia

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Coca-Cola bottles are seen on sale in central St. Petersburg, Russia, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Bottler Coca-Cola HBC AG (CCH.L) and its existing customers in Russia are “in the process of depleting stock,”......

IKEA puts Russian factories up for sale, plans job cuts

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Stores in Russia will remain closed Will seek to sell factories Aims to reduce 15,000-strong workforce Ingka’s 14 “MEGA” shopping malls in Russia to stay open STOCKHOLM, June 15 (Reuters) – IKEA said on Wednesday it would sell factories, close offices and reduce its 15,000-strong workforce in Russia, the latest......

Macau finalises gaming bill ahead of casino license extension

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People wait to get in outside Wynn Palace, U.S. casino tycoon Steve Wynn’s newest resort, during its opening in Macau, China August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 15 (Reuters) – Macau’s legislature released a final draft of a highly......

The Saudi investment king who no longer rules alone

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Saudi wealth fund bought nearly 17% of Prince Alwaleed’s firm Sovereign fund likely to an active investor – sources PIF may benefit from Alwaleed’s investing style – analysts DUBAI, June 15 (Reuters) – The prince who’s the international face of Saudi business may no longer be able to call all......

‘Lightyear’ star Chris Evans calls critics of on-screen representation ‘idiots’

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LOS ANGELES, June 14 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) new animated Pixar movie “Lightyear” features a gay couple, the latest step by the company to show traditionally under-represented groups on the big screen. Actor Chris Evans, who voices the main character in “Lightyear,” applauded moves to reflect all types......

A second Australian state launches probe into casino firm Star

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Guest rooms at a hotel above Sydney’s Star Casino complex are seen illuminated at night, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, June 14 (Reuters) – Australia’s Queensland state said it will investigate whether to let the country’s No. 2 casino operator......

Britain’s Go-Ahead agrees to $789 mln takeover by Australian-Spanish consortium

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A Go-Ahead bus crosses Westminster Bridge in London, Britain August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 13 (Reuters) – British transport operator Go-Ahead (GOG.L) on Monday agreed to be bought by a consortium of Australia’s Kinetic Holding Co and Spain-based transport infrastructure......

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